President George Bush will declare re-election victory, aides said, as Democratic rival John Kerry refused to concede Ohio or the presidency.
“We will not base our decision on a concession,” said Bush adviser Dan Bartlett. After winning Nevada, another presidential aide said Bush would soon declare victory.
Ceding nothing, Kerry dispatched running mate John Edwards to tell supporters in Boston: “We’ve waited four years for this victory. We can wait one more night.”